Style Reboot #8 VIDEO | Closet Editing

How to edit your messy closet by fashion blogger and youtuber erin busbee of busbee style

Full disclosure: I’ve been putting this Style Reboot video off.
BECAUSE… my closet is a freakin mess!! (see picture above)
So… I’m a little (or a lot) embarrassed about that.
But, also… I just haven’t had the time to edit my own closet.
I still don’t, but I made some time so I could tape this video.

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Closet Editing

“While you are editing. Your clever mind will try to find ways to keep, crap.”

You’ll hear yourself saying one or more of the following:

– Everything comes back in style.
(True, but there is typically a new twist.)

– I spent a LOT of money on that.
(Great, but you never wear it. Let someone else enjoy it. Consign it!)

– I like it, but I don’t know how to wear it. 
(You probably don’t wear it, because it’s not your style or it doesn’t fit right.)

– It reminds me of my trip to Europe. 
(I suggest keeping sentimental pieces stored in a separate place)

Yup, I know all of your tricks.
So keep that inner hoarder at bay, and let’s get down to business.

Get Ready

I suggest getting a rolling rack (like this one)… to make it easier to go through your clothes.
I also think you should grab garbage bags and boxes.
Plan to sort your clothes into three piles: Donate, Trash and Tailor/Cleaners

Now… you are ready to get started, and ask yourself the following questions.

1. Does it fit and flatter Your body?

Does it fit you the right way? Is it flattering??
Are you saving your “skinny” jeans?? The ones you hope to get back into some day.
Purge all of the things that don’t really fit or flatter your body. And put those small sizes away!

2. Is it Damaged? Stained? Holes?

Is your sweater frayed or shedding?
Has your white shirt, yellowed?
Does your t-shirt have holes in it?
Purge the things that look old.
There may be some things that you can salvage.
Bring those pieces to the cleaners.

3. Have I worn it in the last two years?

If you haven’t worn a garment in two years, you’re not going to wear it.
The exceptions are special occasion dresses (assuming you might actually wear them again),
And, I suggest holding onto cashmere, leather and/or suede, unless it is very dated.

4. Do I look cute in this? Does it bring me joy? (for KonMari fans)

Just because a piece is new…or it still fits you after all these years, doesn’t mean you want to wear it.
If you don’t feel cute wearing it, donate it.



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2 thoughts on “Style Reboot #8 VIDEO | Closet Editing

  1. Love all the Style Reboot series Erin.
    My email was hacked so I had to set up a new personal email and subscribe and in the mean time catch up.

    Love the website! Looks great.

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